Clarissa talks to us on the subway...
'I'm on the New York City subway!'
'Hello, are you mental?'
'Don't want to miss my stop.'
Clarissa: 'Or I could just look out the window.'
'The coolest, most exciting people in the world!' (?)
Clarissa listens to announcement after subway stops
the lights go out -- she smiles
'This is so cool!'
opening titles: Clarissa
credit: 'Melissa Joan Hart'
credit: 'Robert Klein'
credit: 'Lisa Gay Hamilton'
credit: 'Chris Coburn'
credit: 'with Marian Seldes'
Clarissa laughing at end of opening credits
Clarissa getting instructions from Spencer
after Porter makes a joke about her name
Clarissa to Spencer: 'And you are...?'
she returns his keys (I love that!)
Clarissa listens to Porter describe Hugh
great shot of Clarissa smiling at fellow worker
another great shot -- Clarissa looks at camera
'I have this dear, sweet Aunt Violet and I just...'
'...think of what she says when things don't go her way.'
'For a second there I thought you were my Aunt Violet.'
Clarissa meets Lillian
Lillian apologizes for the under-stocked supply closet
Clarissa finds out she's been talking to the publisher
'...someone who's not a total suck-up.' (Lil looks at Cl)
Clarissa talks to Lillian
as above -- she's smiling now
'And Porter's already explained to me, you know...'
'...that he's one cheeseburger short of a happy meal!'
Lillian tries to get Hugh out of his office
the beast emerges
Lillian stuns him
Clarissa jumps in...
...and tries to shake his hand
Hugh is wary
Clarissa talks about reading his stuff in social studies
Hugh tells her to get lost & slams the door in her face
Clarissa to Spencer: 'You don't think I can do it!'
Clarissa enters Hugh's darkened office
'...only three reasons anyone's allowed in this office.'
Hugh backs away from Clarissa
Clarissa: 'You have to fight for what you believe in.'
Clarissa smiles at Hugh
she talks to Hugh, almost looking at camera
she reacts to Hugh (I don't remember what he's saying)
Clarissa brings in Exhibit A: hotdog street-vendor
Clarissa looks up at Hugh...
...then to vendor guy
Exhibit B: actress
Exhibit C: Murray, the roast
'You mean you already wrote about Murray?'
Hugh repeats Clarissa's 'I was just trying to help.'
Clarissa speaks up: 'What was it? Was I too eager? ...'
Clarissa leaves in huff after Hugh says 'get lost' again
she returns: 'You know, when they told me I would be...'
Hugh can't believe she keeps coming back
'I thought anyone who wrote like you had to be great.' (?)
'But you know what? You're not!'
'You're rude and mean...' (??)
'Are you Hugh's assistant?' 'Yes.' (shot of Clarissa)
'I mean, no!'
'I have one word of advice for her...' (Cl reads H's col)
'Move.' (as above)
Clarissa responds to Lillian's 'And you...'
Spencer to Porter: 'Am I too young to have an ulcer?'
Lillian bluffs Hugh out of his office
Clarissa looks at Hugh
Clarissa in Hugh's office: 'I hardly think some...'
'...naive freak of nature should tell you what to write.'
'I don't want to be your assistant if you don't want me.'
Clarissa reacts to Hugh's 'I guess you would be my asst.'
Hugh: 'What?? What?? I didn't say it!'
Hugh: 'You're really pushing it, kid.'
Clarissa leaves, thinking about what just happened
as above -- she smiles
Clarissa to Spencer: 'Yes.' [she'll be staying]
Spencer: 'You look like a real pushover but you're not.'
Cl: 'Remember, every time you look at that computer...'
'You owe me!'
Clarissa: 'Yep, this is so cool!'
she pushes carriage-return lever on typewriter...
it goes flying...